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June PMO Conference 2017 in London

 

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11 April 2017 – London, UK – London’s PMO conference returns for a third year and takes place in Central London on the 7th June 2017. The event has been specifically curated for people who are currently managing and leading PMO functions within their organisations today.

The one day conference brings together expert speakers from the US, Europe and the UK, presenting 19 sessions all focused on current challenges PMOs are facing today.

The event kicks off with the leading PMO thought-leader, author and speaker, Mark Price Perry – the opening keynote The Business Driven PMO – Testing Your Convictions, followed by sessions that cover the latest thinking in PMO, practical skill topic areas for PMO practitioners and case studies from leading organisations on their own PMO successes.

Presentations will include:

  • Involving the PMO in Project Stakeholder Engagement
  • Governance and Governmentality in Projects – The Role of the PMO
  • Knowledge Management and the PMO
  • The Agile PMO
  • Beyond the Tricky Third Year
  • The Top 10 Drivers for PMO Change
  • Planning and Delivering Value with an Agile PMO
  • The Future of the PMO – The Chief Change Officer

Event Date: Wednesday 7th June 2017 8.00am – 6.00pm
Location: etc venues, St Paul’s, Central London

For further information and registration details please visit www.pmoconference.co.uk

 

 

Upcoming April Event ‘Dynamics2017’


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Project management conference in Istanbul next week, don’t miss it

Reported by İpek Sahra Özgüler in Istanbul

7 April 2017 – Istanbul, Turkey – At its 20th anniversary of establishment, Istanbul Project Management Association is organizing Dynamics 2017 for the 18th time at Hilton Kozyatağı İstanbul on April 13-14, 2017.

Dynamics, the International Project Management Congress is a well-known brand name among the Project Management Professionals from different sectors. This year, Dynamics 2017 Organization Team who are all volunteer members of Istanbul Project Management Association (IPYD) is extremely proud with the program they prepared for the Congress.

During the 2 days, there will be 6 interactive panels on different topics such as Agile, Industry 4.0, Innovation, Coaching and Leadership, Technology Support for Mega Projects as well as the individual speakers at parallel sessions. Please see the detailed program attached here below.

Among the Keynote Speakers of this year;

  • Şerif KAYNAR – CEO / Korn Fery
  • Celal CÜNDOĞLU – Executive Vice President / BKM
  • Cavit YANTAÇ – Executive Vice President / Microsoft
  • Cahit ERDOĞAN – Executive Vice President / Yapı Kredi
  • Serkan SİYASAL – Product Management & Development Manager/ KKB
  • Baran KORKUT- Product Owner / Betakorp

The Congress will end at the second day with CHROMAS Choir and Conductor Ms. Başak DOĞAN who will be on stage to tell her Chromas Project with examples of their performance.

This year, there will be a workshop for the Construction Professionals as a part of Dynamics 2017. On 15th April 2017, Saturday at Hilton Kozyatağı, ISTANBUL. A full day workshop will host the international and local valuable respected speakers from the sector. You can see the program and sign up for the workshop.

For more or to register, go to www.dinamikler.org.

 

 

Free Seminar in April on Best Practices in Capital Projects Management in Lagos

 

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Oracle Construction and Engineering to host educational event on 26 April for professionals in construction, oil and gas, and other Nigerian industries

3 April 2017 – Lagos, Nigeria – Oracle is offering a free seminar on the topic of Best Practices of Capital Project Management.  The event is organized by Oracle Construction & Engineering and will be held in Lagos on April 26, 2017 at the Federal Palace Hotel on Victoria Island.

Leading the seminar will be Geoff Roberts and Sherief Elabd, Oracle Primavera’s experts in enterprise project portfolio management in asset intensive industries. As an advisor to Oracle Primavera, Geoff Roberts has many years of experience in full capital project portfolio management systems for construction projects and asset management in the world’s largest oil and gas and energy companies.

Many are familiar with Oracle Primavera solutions as they are generally considered a global standard for corporate project portfolio management in the oil & gas, engineering and construction industries.

The seminar will focus on best practices and modern approaches in the field of building management systems for project portfolios, as well as the real experience of implementing a project to create an enterprise portfolio management system in the world’s largest oil & gas company using Oracle Primavera software.

You can find the full seminar agenda when you click on this link.

Oracle is offering to discuss the issues most interesting for representatives of any company beforehand to make sure you maximize the value of attending the seminar. Contact  raphael.demiray@oracle.com  to get in touch.

For more about the seminar or to register, click here.

For more about Oracle Primavera, visit https://www.oracle.com/applications/primavera/index.html

Participation in the seminar is FREE, subject to prior registration.

 

 

Keynote Speakers announced for EVM World 2017

 

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22 March 2017 – Virginia, USA – The College of Performance Management (CPM) has announced keynote speakers for its 3-day EVM World 2017 event in June. The event being held during May 31 – June 2, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency hotle in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA has the theme “EVM at 50: Our Past, Present and Future”.

Keynote speakers this year will include the following:

Steve A. Shinn, CFO, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). Steve is responsible for overseeing the entire range of budget planning and execution, financial management, and financial system activities at the Center. He manages GSFC’s budget and financial operations, directs the preparation and submission of annual financial and budgetary reports, and coordinates agency financial management activities with other federal agencies.

Before accepting this position in 2016, Mr. Shinn served as Deputy Director for Planning & Business Management for the Flight Projects Directorate at GSFC, a position he held beginning May 2011. He managed all matters related to business, project planning and control, resource management, organizational staffing, workforce development, diversity and equal opportunity, and physical assets.

Prior to beginning his career in the federal government, Mr. Shinn worked in industry where he developed integrated cost and schedule control systems for over 30 programs. He worked in the capacity of Group Supervisor for the Space Operations Management Group at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, managing individuals in financial management, parametric modeling, hardware production engineering, pricing, project control, cost engineering, earned value management, scheduling, and capital planning.

Mr. Shinn has held various management positions in pricing, cost management, estimating, operations management, software management, earned value management, and scheduling. In those positions, he was responsible for planning, managing, and controlling complex systems development, system integration, and infrastructure engineering programs.

He is also an instructor in Project Planning and Control at The Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering. Mr. Shinn earned his bachelor’s degree in Finance from the College of New Jersey and a master’s degree in Technical Management from the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering.

Gary Bliss, Director, Performance Assessments and Root Cause Analyses (PARCA), Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition. PARCA carries out performance assessments of Major Defense Acquisitions Programs (MDAPs) and conducts root cause analyses for MDAPs with Nunn-McCurdy breach status or when requested by senior Department of Defense (DoD) officials.  Mr. Bliss previously held the position of Deputy Director, Enterprise Information and Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Studies in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L). His responsibilities included oversight of the five OSD-funded Federally Funded Research and Development Centers, the OSD’s university research program, as well as review and development of innovations to overhaul the AT&L enterprise management systems.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Bliss served 13 years as the Director of Office of the Director, Program Analysis & Evaluation Weapon System Cost Analysis Division (WSCAD). WSCAD’s ten staff members constitute one of the two offices dedicated to OSD Cost Analysis Improvement Group (CAIG) functions, and is responsible for the preparation of independent development and procurement cost estimates for major systems that range from munitions (e.g. tactical missiles) through platforms (e.g. helicopters, submarines, fighter aircraft, tanks, etc.). As such, Mr. Bliss has been a key player in DoD’s most important system decisions by the Services, OSD and the Congress.

Generally recognized in both industry and government as a leading authority on the economics of defense procurement, Mr. Bliss has an established track record in institutional reform and enterprise reengineering. He is an experienced lecturer, often speaking to varied audiences on such topics as: Management information system governance and reengineering; Manufacturing enterprise reengineering; and Acquisition institutional reform. Owing to this expertise, Mr. Bliss has been hosted by the governments of Australia, Taiwan, Japan, and the United Kingdom to lecture their staffs on matters of defense acquisition. Mr. Bliss has a BA, Mathematics and Economics (Highest Honors in Economics) from College of William and Mary.

Sandra Fairchild, Project Services Support Director, Savannah River Remediation (SRR), is responsible for all aspects of Financial, Supply Chain Management, Contract Management, Information Technology, Cyber Security, Project Controls, and Budget management affecting SRR, the Liquid Waste Contractor located at the Savannah River Site (SRS). The current contract value is $4.1 billion.

Ms. Fairchild has over 31 years of diversified financial experience in the fields of technical planning and controls management, procurement, contracts administration, accounting, earned value management, pension and benefits administration, information technology including cyber security and governmental negotiations. She is certified by the state of South Carolina as a certified public accountant.

Prior to her current position, Ms. Fairchild was chief financial officer for Washington Savannah River Company (WSRC) Liquid Waste contract and Management and Operations organizations. In these positions, her responsibilities involved the oversight of $1 billion annual operating programs with highly diverse missions. During her career, she has held positions of increasing financial management responsibilities, including WSRC Operations Business Unit controller, with responsibilities for financial oversight of $500 million construction projects, and WSRC Closure Business Unit controller, where she had responsibilities for financial oversight of Environmental Management and National Nuclear Security Administration programs.

Prior to working at SRS, Ms. Fairchild was senior auditor for the South Carolina State Auditor’s Office. In that capacity, she had responsibility for oversight of companies receiving federal or state funding. Ms. Fairchild is an honorary lifetime member of the Aiken Junior Women’s Club and serves as Treasurer for the Aiken Technical College Foundation. She, and her husband, Pete, have two children and live in Aiken, South Carolina.

The EVM World 2017 Workshop is a chance to learn about project performance techniques, including earned value management (EVM). The workshop provides training, current topics from practicing professionals, access to world leaders in project performance management, networking, and the latest in software and consulting to make your program successful.

If you are new to the field, these sessions will help you gain a better understanding of the fundamentals of earned value management (EVM) and its practical applications and benefits.  If you are an experienced veteran, the conference will help you stay abreast of new developments and give you a chance to impact evolving trends–your input just might make the difference.  Join us to …

  • Update your skills with the latest earned value management (EVM) trends, tools, and techniques
  • Learn through training, practice symposia, as well as workshops
  • Earn PDUs (for PMPs)
  • Network with earned value professionals from around the world

For more or to register, visit http://evmworld.org/

CPM is an international, non-profit professional organization dedicated to the disciplines of earned value, performance measurement and project management. Headquartered in Virginia, USA, CPM is the world’s leading source of education and information related to earned value management and other performance management techniques. For decades, the CPM Community has been responsible for leading, developing, promulgating and training people on the program management techniques used by the private sector, the U.S. Federal Government and around the world for successful program performance management. For more information, visit http://www.mycpm.org/.

Source: College of Performance Management

 

 

 

Diversity in Project Management Conference in The Netherlands

 

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First ever conference on diversity scheduled for 10-11 April 2017 in Hertogenbosch

2 March 2017 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands – The International Project Management Association (IPMA) and CKC Seminars introduce the first International Conference on Diversity in Project Management, (DiPM) on April 10 and 11 in the Netherlands. The conference will be held in Conference Centre 1931 at Oude Engelenseweg 1, 5222 AA ‘s-Hertogenbosch,The Netherlands.

This conference aims to be the first in a long series of DiPM Conferences initiated by IPMA. For 2017 the focus will be on Gender, being the biggest challenge in the male dominated profession of PM.

Projects are everywhere; in all industries, in private and public companies, in organizations and institutions, in all countries and for all types of products to be produced. This means that project conditions and frameworks are very different. Therefore the world also needs multiple diverse skills and personality profiles to manage projects. Diversity in project teams is key for improving project results and achieving increase in project success as many studies and best practices show. It is also crucial for the future of the profession to broaden and improve the project management recruitment pool. Finally diversity should be part of the social responsibility policy of every organization.

For information about the program, sponsors, registration and more, go to http://dipm.ipma.world/

 

 

UPMK – National Project Manager’s Conference in Turkey

 

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8th UPMK’17 will be held at Mövempick Hotel, Ankara, 9 March 2017

Reported by İpek Sahra Özgüler in Istanbul

7 February 2017 – Istanbul, Turkey – UPMK – National Project Manager’s Conference is the annually professional gathering and networking activity for Turkish project managers, aiming to create/enhance recognition of the profession, while also establishing and declaring the project managers’ position and opinion on current national issues, as a prominent stakeholder. The scope of the converence includes a discussion panel, delivered talks, posters and a series of achievement awards. UPMK, is the yearly physical meeting venue for the TPPMI, a social media platform (see below).

8th UPMK’17 will be held at Mövempick Hotel, Ankara, 9 March 2017. Main theme is “Spoken word, Left a Mark” for UPMK’17.

Links:

http://www.tpyme.org/

http://www.tpyme.org/cetin-ceviz-oeduelleri

http://www.tpyme.org/ulusal-proje-yoenetim-meslek-konfer

UPMK is held yearly with the purpose of creating solidarity among Turkish project managers and project management team members, sharing professional issues and suggestions and compiling project management approaches, methods, knowledge, culture and a common language.

The conference focuses on current, national project managers’ and team members’ issues, rather than only project management methodologies. The main theme emphasizes the persons, working conditions, professional hardships, related original solutions and expectations.

The conference has been held yearly since 2010. The “Cetin Ceviz (Tough Nut) Project Management Awards” in the categories of, Best Project Manager – Woman and Men, Best Assistant Project Manager – Woman and Men, Best Project Team Member – Woman and Men, Best Young Project Manager – Woman and Men, Best Project and Contributors to The Profession are given to winners from among nominees, since 2014.

TPPMI Turkish Professional Project Managers’ Institute (http://www.tpyme.org/), is a Social Media and Solidarity Platform. It is also a program running under NORM, Association for Training and Consultancy (http://www.norm.org.tr/).

TPPMI was established unanimously during the convention of the National Project Professionals’ Conference (UPMK) (http://www.upmk.org/), first held on May 2010. The institute is composed of professionals and peers, building recognition and reputation, collaborating, researching and creating awareness/standards and training, all based on qualification and volunteering. The institute aims to: determine project management techniques and approaches suitable to the Turkish culture and traditions, validate and determine the reliability of global applications, support, defend and network for the establishment of legal frameworks for project management applications, support the development of project team members and companies in terms of project knowledge areas, determine professional principles and standards, and prepare, monitor and update certificates of recognition and reputation.

MEMBERS: Persons and institutions wishing to become members of the institute are required to be nominated by the existing members and approved by the honorary chair. Membership requires no fees or payments. A new member receives his/her charter certificate signed by the Honorary Chair and a few additional members. Any person may leave membership upon their will. Members are endorsed/recognized by other existing peer members through signing their certificates. The more signature on the certificate, the more reputable the member. The UPMK held every year is the venue for the convention and mutual endorsement of all TPPMI members.

Project Manager Occupational StandardS

We developed the project managers’ occupational standard based on European Qualifications Framework (EQF) based on the UPMK 2012 Conference Output.

We led the study of definition ‘Project Manager Occupational Standards’ and specification of ‘National Qualifications for the Project Manager Occupation’ as NORM and TPPMI. This study completed, approved and published on Official Gazzette. The defined standard and qualifications are independent both from the business areas and methodologies used in some sectors.

The next step is the certification and we already announced the training towards the occupational certification based on the approved standard and qualifications.

 

 

4th Annual University of Maryland Project Management Symposium

 

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Full program agenda now available online for May 2017 conference

25 January 2017 – College Park, Md. USA – The University of Maryland’s Project Management Center for Excellence has unveiled the full agenda for their 4th Annual Project Management Symposium, scheduled for 4-5 May 2017. To see the full agenda and to register, go to Project Management Symposium.

When the event kicks off in the Adele H. Stamp Student Union on Thursday, May 4, attendees will have the opportunity to choose from over 50 sessions and panel discussions focused on people in projects, construction management, federal programs, agile/IT, integrated project management, risk and big data, education, and stakeholders.

These eight tracks will feature, among other topics:

  • Insights into motivation, change management, and conflict resolution
  • Lessons learned from case study research into federal, state, and local program and project management offices
  • Tips for avoiding common procurement process problems
  • A discussion of signs that a software intensive project is under stress
  • Strategies for reducing IoT cyber risk
  • An overview of the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner certification
  • Information on seven psychological factors that play a role in the success of every project

The event features five esteemed keynotes: Lisa Blumerman from the U.S. Census Bureau, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s Stephen Shinn, Jeff Gravatte from CADD Microsystems, Patricia Carper with The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, and Noblis’ Karl Wunderlich.

Make the most of your trip to College Park by attending the network session on May 4, which will provide a unique opportunity for project managers to make new connections and share experiences with academics and professionals from the Baltimore-Washington metro area.

For more information and to register, visit the Project Management Symposium website. Regular and one-day early registration rates are available until April 2, 2017. Government, military, non-profit, and Project Management Institute personnel are eligible for a discount.

The University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering Project Management Center for Excellence provides high quality, challenging education in project management prepares graduates to be proficient members of project teams and excellent project managers, maintains a strong research program recognized for excellence in project management, and provides project management training and development service to the University, the profession, and the community at large. Their academic program was the first program in an engineering school to be accredited by the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Global Accreditation Center, and the center is also designated by PMI as a “Global Registered Educational Provider.” Visit http://www.pm.umd.edu/.

Source: University of Maryland Project Management Center for Excellence

 

 

11th Annual UT Dallas PM Symposium – August 2017

 

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Plan to attend 11th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium in August 2017 – theme: Disruptive Leadership in the Turbulent Global Economy

1 January 2016 – Richardson, TX, USA – The 11th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium will be held during 17-18 August 2017 in the Naveen Jindal School of Management on The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) campus in Richardson, Texas, USA. The two-day symposium is sponsored by the Graduate Program in Project Management at UT Dallas, in cooperation with the PMI Dallas Chapter and the PM World Journal. To access conference website, click here. The theme of this year’s symposium is “Disruptive leadership in a turbulent global economy”.

150624-pmwj36-early-UTD IMAGEThe 2-day project management conference will focus on topics relevant to industries in North Texas, including energy, healthcare, information technology, software, telecommunications, transportation, local government and others. This is a traditional PM conference with papers and presentations selected through a blind review process, offering opportunities for PM professionals, experts and academic researchers to get published and present their work to their peers. Unlike most conferences, paper presenters attend for free and can receive PDUs for PMP recertification. It’s also reasonably priced.

The call for papers has been issued, with abstracts due by 13 March 2017. For more information or to view past keynote presentations or papers, visit the symposium website at pmsymposium.utdallas.edu.

The symposium will be held in the Naveen Jindal School of Management on The UT Dallas campus in Richardson, Texas, USA. The event will include plenary sessions with keynote speakers, professional paper presentations by approximately 50 different speakers, panel discussions, lunches and coffee breaks, a networking reception and door prizes.   Participants can receive 16 PDUs for attending, while paper presenters can receive more. If you are a project manager or project management professional living in North Texas, you should plan to attend this world class symposium. For additional information or if you have any questions contact pmsymposium@utdallas.edu or 972-883-2656.

The Project Management Program at The UT Dallas provides application-oriented education for professionals with significant project, program or general management responsibilities. Established in the Executive Education Center in UT Dallas’ Naveen Jindal School of Management, students can earn a Graduate Certificate in Project Management, a Master of Science degree with an emphasis in project management, or a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with project management emphasis. UT Dallas PM program, originally developed in 1997, is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and is registered with the PMI Registered Education Provider Program (PMI R.E.P.). For more information, visit project.utdallas.edu.

The PMI Dallas Chapter is a volunteer-based professional association dedicated to supporting the growth and development of project management practitioners, as well as building awareness of the project management discipline and its critical role in business and organization success. With more than 400,000 members in over 200 countries, the Project Management Institute (PMI®) is the world’s largest membership association for project management. Founded in 1984 and with over 4,000 members, the PMI Dallas Chapter is one of the world’s largest PMI components. To learn more, visit http://www.pmidallas.org/

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is a web-based monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and news stories about projects and project management around the world. The PMWJ is produced by PM World which also maintains the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in programme and project management. To read the latest edition of the PMWJ, go to http://www.pmworldjournal.net/. To learn more, visit www.pmworldlibrary.net.

 

 

Keynote Speakers for 2017 University of Maryland Project Management Conference Announced

 

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Two-Day Symposium to feature Speakers from the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, U.S. Census Bureau, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and More

29 November 2016 – College Park, Md. USA – The University of Maryland’s Project Management Center for Excellence has announced that five in-demand keynote speakers will headline its fourth annual Project Management Symposium, taking place May 4-5, 2017 at the University of Maryland campus in College Park, Md.

Jeff Gravatte of CADD Microsystems, Lisa Blumerman of the U.S. Census Bureau, Patricia Carper of The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, Dr. Karl Wunderlich of Noblis, and Stephen A. Shinn of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center will provide symposium participants with a big-picture view of how project managers play an integral role in government, industry, and academe.

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To kick things off on May 4th, Gravatte will pull from experience as the CEO and Owner of CADD Microsystems during his presentation, “Technology Trends Affecting Project Management in Building Design and Construction.” With CADD Microsystems, Gravette maintains a focus on the business aspects of applying design technology. He works with architects, engineers, contractors and building owners to provide strategic technology planning.

During lunch, Blumerman will divulge how project management is crucial at the Census Bureau in her presentation, “Counting Our Nation: How Project Management Paves the Way.” As the Associate Director for the Decennial Census programs, she provides executive leadership for three major programs within the Census Bureau–the 2020 Census, the American Community Survey, and the Geographic Programs.

Carper will wrap up Day 1 of the Symposium with a monumental presentation titled, “MGM National Harbor Project.” As Vice President and on-site Project Executive for the MGM project for The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, Carper will cover the many facets of the $1.3B development in Oxon Hill, Md. slated to open in December 2016.

The next morning, Wunderlich will present, “Creating a System of Automated and Connected Vehicles,” and share his world-view on how decentralized control of the shared transportation system resource can be influenced to reduce risks and meet the demands of the emerging mobility consumer.

Rounding out the keynote presentation list, Shinn will discuss the cultural challenges project managers face when leading complex technical missions, and will share approaches to ensure success in a changing environment.  He will reveal common cultural barriers and will discuss his change initiatives at Goddard to overcome barriers and provide a process for lasting change in his presentation, “Challenges in a Changing Environment.”

Symposium attendees can customize their event experience by choosing from a dozen session tracks on topics including agile/IT, construction management (including building information modeling (BIM)), disaster management, education, federal programs, integrated program performance management, risk and big data, and technology in project management.

New this year, attendees can also participate in a people in projects track and choose from four specific focuses including, change management, conflict resolution, motivation, and negotiation. 

For those looking to maintain a PMI credential, the Project Management Symposium offers an opportunity to earn up to 13 professional development units (PDUs) in the PMI Talent Triangle.  Each speaker will specify which of the three talent triangle skills his or her presentation will address.   

With this year’s symposium projected to draw record-breaking attendance, those interested in participating are strongly encouraged to register in advance of the April 2nd early-bird deadline. For more information, or to register, visit the UMD Project Management Symposium website.  

This event is made possible, in part, by Conference Sponsor Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, Gold Sponsor CADD Microsystems, track sponsors Project Management Institute (PMI) Government Relations Office and Maryland Center for Construction Education & Innovation (MCCEI), plus media sponsor Project Management World Journal.

The University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering Project Management Center for Excellence’s mission is to provide high quality, challenging education in project management that encompasses breadth and depth, preparing graduates to be proficient as both contributing members of project teams and excellent project managers, to maintain a strong research program recognized for excellence in project management, and to provide project management training and development service to the University, the profession, and the community at large. Our academic program was the first program in an engineering school to be accredited by the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Global Accreditation Center, and the center is also designated by PMI as a “Global Registered Educational Provider.” Visit www.pm.umd.edu.

Source: University of Maryland Project Management Center for Excellence

 

 

6th Project Management conference by UPYE and Bogazici University in Istanbul in December

 

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Reported by İpek Sahra Özgüler in Istanbul

14 November 2016 – Istanbul, Turkey – The International Project Management Institute (UPYE) and Bogazici University is organizing the 6th Project Management Conference in December 3, 2016 in Garanti Culture Center at Bogazici University in Istanbul.

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This year, the focus of the conference is “Innovation, Technology and Trend Topics in Construction Industry”. We aim to discuss the future vision of the industry, BIM technology use in design, the contracts management and alternative dispute resolution methods including the newly established Istanbul Arbitration Center and the relations among the investors, contractors and project management companies in construction management.

Participants can visit http://www.yim.com.tr/ for free online registration.

 

PMSA Biennial Conference in Johannesburg approaches

 

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PMSA 2016 national project management conference set for 9-11 November

1 October 2016 – Johannesburg, South Africa – Project Management South Africa (PMSA) will hold their 2016 biennial national conference under the theme of “Harnessing the Power of Innovation” at The Wanderers Club, Illovo, Johannesburg, Gauteng during 9-11 November 2016. To access the conference website, click here.

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The speed of change is increasing exponentially, often to the detriment of organisations who struggle to determine which change is applicable and how to manage it to their benefit. Many see “innovation” as the solution. The call is often for creativity and a shift in culture which will enable leaders and employees to optimise change. But how to achieve this is the question.

Project management provides the ideal environment in which to harness innovation. It requires project managers’ skills sets to include the ability and know-how to encourage and develop creative thinking to achieve results within the parameters set by the project. It’s about developing the ability to marry the traditionally structured, output-driven project management approach with “out-of-the-box thinking. The PMSA 2016 Conference aims to aid project managers in developing their own innovative skills which they can apply to their teams, as well as to intrinsically innovative projects that they have to manage.

This year’s PMSA National Conference features its popular, traditional programme format on Day 1 and 2 offering delegates hard hitting keynote addresses, thought provoking plenary sessions and breakaway streams looking at case studies, industry best practices and research papers exploring the overarching theme. On Day 3 of the conference PMSA brings its own fresh, innovative take on the programme and introduces a highly interactive expo bringing together representatives of stakeholders in the professional development of project managers at various career stages. Short, punchy, focussed talks every hour will put across the need-to-know best practice information that can guide your journey. Take a look at the Programme at a Glance for more information here.

Project Management South Africa (PMSA) is a Section 21 (not-for-gain) professional association representing the interests of project, programme and portfolio management practitioners in South Africa.  PMSA has a membership of over 1 500 project management practitioners at various career stages and has existed as an autonomous representative body for over 15 years. PMSA sponsors regional and national conferences and other events on a regular basis.  For more information, visit www.projectmanagement.org.za or contact admin@projectmanagement.org.za.

Source: Project Management South Africa

 

APM Governance Conference on 6th October in London

 

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Theme: Successful Change – Good Culture and Governance Matter

18 September 2016 – London, UK – The APM Governance SIG will hold its second autumn conference on 6th October 2016 at the Holiday Inn Regents Park, Carburton Street, London W1W 5EE, with registration from 9.00am. The conference will build on the success of their first conference, by addressing the theme ‘Successful Change – Good Culture and Governance Matter’.

160918-pmwj51-apm-photoThe keynote presentation will be given by Melanie Franklin of Agile Change Management Ltd and Chair of the Change Management Institute, on practical steps for creating an effective change culture.

The right culture needs to be present to nurture and sustain good governance and ensure project success. You can’t have one without the other. Speakers will discuss how the intrinsic link between good culture and governance are necessary in order to achieve successful change outcomes.

Recent research has confirmed a direct correlation between good governance and change success. Good governance is the critical success factor in delivering successful outcomes. Should boards not take note? Should they ensure that ’making improvements to governance’ is a strategic objective?  But good governance can only exist if the culture of an organisation is right.

It is a major concern of all stakeholders in the change process. The level of accountability in the P3M environment is now greater than ever, and as the scale of projects and programmes increases (and success rates are still low) their complexity demands fully informed effective decisions to be made at the right level and within an appropriate culture. So we need to get better.

The conference programme will appeal to two audiences, with speakers who have practical experience of good culture and project governance in their fields: those who are in a position to influence the organisation board on matters of P3M governance; and those who are actively involved in the delivery of project, programme and portfolio change on a day to day basis.

Other speakers at the event will include:

  • Richard Palczynski (Crossrail) – Crossrail’s approach to creating a world class mindset
  • Tanya Durlen (TfL) – TfL Surface Transport Governance Journey
  • Adrian Pyne – No project is an island – the Agile Governance of projects – process and culture
  • Boris Lucic of Network Rail – Keeping collaborative delivery arrangements in focus and on course…a case of LBSR
  • Joanne Bradshaw of DWP – The challenges of blending waterfall and agile cultures and governance processes in transformation projects
  • Ivor Bennett (BMT-HQS) – Managing Change in a multi-national, multi-market environment
  • Danny Trup of Thames Tideway – Project sponsorship
  • Iain Murdoch, Shell – Culture and change within the oil and gas industry

The afternoon session will include workshops led by Ivor Bennett and Adrian Pyne, based on the topics of their preceding presentations.

Delegates will be free to attend whichever presentations they wish.

The conference will be supported by Wellingtone, the project management consultancy. Wellingtone is an Association for Project Management alliance partner.

Full details of speakers and how to book are on the APM website

Delegates attending the conference will receive on the day a 50% discount code to purchase the Directing Agile Change guide, which has recently been published by the Governance SIG and APM.

Founded in 1972, the APM is a registered charity in the UK with more than 21,000 individual and 540 corporate members.  The APM is dedicated to the development of professional project, programme and portfolio management across all sectors of industry and beyond. APM, with branches throughout the UK and in Hong Kong, is the UK national representative in the International Project Management Association (IPMA).  More information at http://www.apm.org.uk

Source: APM Governance SIG

 

 

September Women in Project Management Conference in UK

 

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APM 2016 National Conference for Women in Project Management: Developing world-class women, sponsored by BAE Systems

1 September 2016 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM) in the United Kingdom will hold the the APM National Conference for Women in Project Management 2016 in London on 29 September 2016. The conference will be held at the Park Plaza Victoria London Hotel and is sponsored by BAE Systems.

Joining the already impressive speaker line-up will be director at Minerva Engagement, Deborah Hulme and psychological skills mentor at Chimp Management, Stephanie Fairhurst.

160901-pmwj51-apm-deborahDeborah will be speaking in the ‘difficult conversations’ stream. She is an experienced organisational effectiveness and employee engagement professional. With over 20 years’ experience, she is highly accomplished in her field and has worked with many businesses to deliver positive change.


160901-pmwj51-apm-stephanieIn the afternoon session, Stephanie will be speaking in the ‘a different kind of equality’ stream. With an exciting career that has seen her work in Germany, France, Argentina, Brazil and The United States, Stephanie currently uses her business acumen and cultural awareness as a psychological skills mentor.

 

Full speaker list

Projects now and in the future depend on a large and diverse pool of talented professionals. Women working across projects, programmes and portfolios have a critical role to play in providing the breadth and depth of capability needed to ensure project success in the UK and beyond.

World-class women will explore the role of women in the project management profession; how to become a world-class professional and how the profession can benefit fully from women in the profession. Drawing on inspirational keynotes, thought-leaders and innovative employers, this conference will provide delegates with insight and inspiration to become and develop World-class women.

Book your place now and use the opportunity to network, have your project management questions answered and learn from some of the most influential thought-leaders in the field.

Founded in 1972, the APM is a registered charity in the UK with more than 21,000 individual and 540 corporate members.  The APM is dedicated to the development of professional project, programme and portfolio management across all sectors of industry and beyond. APM, with branches throughout the UK and in Hong Kong, is the UK national representative in the International Project Management Association (IPMA).  More information at http://www.apm.org.uk

Source: Association for Project Management

 

 

PM Summit Istanbul 2016

 

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October project management conference to discuss Projects in a Digital World

Reported by İpek Sahra Özgüler in Istanbul

20 August 2016 – Istanbul, Turkey – PMI Turkey organizes Project Management Summit every year in the brand of “PM SUMMIT”.  This year summit will be held on 14-15th of October at ITU, Süleyman Demirel Cultural Center with a theme of Projects in Digital World. 

Our purpose is sharing new developed technologies, how our daily and business life habits transferred to digital environment, new generation the way of work and best practice projects with the participants.

160820-pmwj50-PM-summit-IMAGEAt PM Summit İstanbul, we will host expert speakers with impressive topics from Defense, Industry, Space, Information Technology, Construction, Energy, Finance and Art sector for academic and business life by speeches, workshops and panel discussion.

There are the some attractive speaker topics of Summit;

  • Preparing and Managing Contracts in IT projects
  • Software Testing Scope and Test Automation
  • New Generation’s Language : Games and Gamification
  • Building as a Service (BaaS) – Smart Buildings
  • Industry 4.0
  • Dance with Digital Transformation Technology
  • Virtual Realization Game with Kızılay
  • Workshop about “ Scrum Velocity Game” & “Gamification”

Visit PM Summit Istanbul website at http://www.pmi.org.tr/summit/istanbul/ or for English at http://www.pmi.org.tr/summit/istanbul/eng/index.html

For more information, contact summit34@pmi.org.tr

 

 

Déjà vu rate available for November PM Conference in Johannesburg

 

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PMSA 2016 national project management conference opens for early registration

25 July 2016 – Johannesburg, South Africa – Project Management South Africa (PMSA) will hold their 2016 biennial national conference under the theme of “Harnessing the Power of Innovation” at The Wanderers Club, Illovo, Johannesburg, Gauteng during 9-11 November 2016. PMSA is offering its discounted “déjà vu” rate for R6000 for a limited time, so register early.  To access the conference website, click here.

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The speed of change is increasing exponentially, often to the detriment of organisations who struggle to determine which change is applicable and how to manage it to their benefit. Many see “innovation” as the solution. The call is often for creativity and a shift in culture which will enable leaders and employees to optimise change. But how to achieve this is the question.

Project management often provides the ideal environment in which to harness innovation. It requires project managers’ skills sets to include the ability and know-how to encourage and develop creative thinking to achieve results within the parameters set by the project. It’s about developing the ability to marry the traditionally structured, output-driven project management approach with “out-of-the-box thinking. The PMSA 2016 Conference aims to aid project managers in developing their own innovative skills which they can apply to their teams, as well as to intrinsically innovative projects that they have to manage.

This year’s PMSA National Conference features its popular, traditional programme format on Day 1 and 2 offering delegates hard hitting keynote addresses, thought provoking plenary sessions and breakaway streams looking at case studies, industry best practices and research papers exploring the overarching theme. On Day 3 of the conference PMSA brings its own fresh, innovative take on the programme and introduces a highly interactive expo bringing together representatives of stakeholders in the professional development of project managers at various career stages. Short, punchy, focussed talks every hour will put across the need-to-know best practice information that can guide your journey. Take a look at the Programme at a Glance for more information here.

Project Management South Africa (PMSA) is a Section 21 (not-for-gain) professional association representing the interests of project, programme and portfolio management practitioners in South Africa.  PMSA has a membership of over 1 500 project management practitioners at various career stages and has existed as an autonomous representative body for over 15 years. PMSA sponsors regional and national conferences and other events on a regular basis.  For more information, visit www.projectmanagement.org.za or contact admin@projectmanagement.org.za.

Source: Project Management South Africa

 

 

Toyota Executive to keynote 10th Annual UT Dallas PM Symposium

 

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Toyota VP to share project experience, including one of largest corporate relocations to North Texas and new campus technologies

15 July 2016 – Richardson, TX, USA – Organizers of the 10th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium have announced the keynote speakers and presentation topics for their big August event. The 2016 symposium will be held during 11-12 August 2016 in the Naveen Jindal School of Management on The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) campus in Richardson, Texas, USA.

The theme of the 2016 conference is ‘Project Management: A Key to Business Success’ The two-day symposium is organized by the Graduate Program in Project Management at UT Dallas, in cooperation with the PMI Dallas Chapter and the PM World Journal. To access conference website, click here.

160715-pmwj49-Karen-Nocket-PHOTOThe first keynote speaker announced is Karen Nocket, Vice President, Enterprise Services, Toyota Motors North America.

Karen Nocket oversees operations, design and engineering, infrastructure PMO, service management, security systems, and IT strategies for Toyota in the United States. Nocket has led critical initiatives that delivered a North America Office 365 cloud, an open source private cloud, and a technology uplift program that improved the health of the infrastructure by more than 50 percent.

During her more than 25 years with Toyota, Nocket has held roles as a corporate manager and Business Technology Systems (BTS) divisional information officer, chief architect, Information Systems, and has also led many development initiatives, including the industry ‐ leading Lexus Dealer System, the Toyota Dealer Network and the Toyota Industrial Equipment Dealer Network Nocket earned her bachelor’s degree in business computers at California Polytechnic State University.

Karen will speak on the topic of “Practical Basics for Standing up A Project.” Are there repeatable basics for a successful Project? Yes! There are many frameworks and templates that aid in the standing up and running of projects that help ensure success. Karen Nocket, VP Enterprise Services for Toyota, will share real world examples that are used in managing projects ranging from small to very large. This includes team structure, layers of governance, risk management, effective meetings, status, planning, communication, change management, and team spirit. The goal of this presentation is to provide practical takeaways that can be used in your next project.

Other keynote speakers announced for the 10th UT Dallas PM Symposium include Nellson Burns, HollyFrontier and Eric Stettler, A.T. Kearney – Building a Strategic PMO:  How HollyFrontier Accelerated Their Corporate Growth Strategy Using Industry Best Practices; Eric Bennett, Brain Performance Institute – Your Brain Performance; James Snyder, Project Management Institute – Reflections on the History of Project Management and the Project Management Institute; and Joel Carboni, IPMA USA – What do the Sustainable Development Goals Have to do with Project Management?

Group discounts are available: Register here now

The annual UT Dallas PM symposium is a traditional two-day conference, with keynote speakers each morning and to conclude the event, multiple tracks of professional presentations by both experts and practicing professionals whose abstracts and papers were accepted (through a blind peer-review process), a Thursday evening reception, networking lunches and multiple opportunities to listen to experts, meet new people and increase knowledge.

This year, all conference abstracts, papers and presentations are being aligned with PMI’s Talent Triangle and PMBOK knowledge areas (topics) to ensure that attendees can receive professional development units (PDUs) for PMP recertification. Attendees can receive up to 16 PDUs by attending the full two-day symposium. To see full program, read abstracts and speaker bios, or to register, click here.

The Project Management Program at The UT Dallas provides application-oriented education for professionals with significant project, program or general management responsibilities. Established in the Executive Education Center in UT Dallas’ Naveen Jindal School of Management, students can earn a Graduate Certificate in Project Management, a Master of Science degree with an emphasis in project management, or a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with project management emphasis. UT Dallas PM program, originally developed in 1997, is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and is registered with the PMI Registered Education Provider Program (PMI R.E.P.). For more information, visit project.utdallas.edu.

The PMI Dallas Chapter is a volunteer-based professional association dedicated to supporting the growth and development of project management practitioners, as well as building awareness of the project management discipline and its critical role in business and organization success. With more than 400,000 members in over 200 countries, the Project Management Institute (PMI®) is the world’s largest membership association for project management. Founded in 1984 and with over 4,000 members, the PMI Dallas Chapter is one of PMI’s largest components. To learn more, visit www.pmidallas.org

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is a web-based monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and stories about programs, projects and project management around the world. The PMWJ is registered with the US Library of Congress (ISSN 2330-4480) and is indexed by EBSCO, the world’s largest provider of databases for corporations, libraries and schools. To read the latest edition, go to http://www.pmworldjournal.net/.

The PMWJ is produced by PM World, which also maintains the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program and project management (P/PM). To learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.

 

 

APM Project Management Awards November 7 in London

 

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Popular British TV news presenter and journalist Kate Silverton to host awards

15 July 2016 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM) has announced that accomplished TV presenter and journalist Kate Silverton is to host this year’s prestigious APM Project Management Awards ceremony.  The APM Awards dinner will be held 7 November at the London Hilton on Park Lane in London.

160715-pmwJ48-apm-SILVERTONKate is a key member of the national News team, regularly presenting the Six O’Clock and One O’Clock news. She has covered major assignments at home and abroad, won praise for her reporting from Iraq and has been named the BT Journalist of the Year.

Kate follows a string of high profile personalities who have hosted the event in previous years, such as Justin Webb, Steph McGovern, Fi Glover, Chris Hollins, Angela Rippon, Bill Turnbull, Adrian Chiles and Andrew Castle.

Join in the celebrations and book your place today at APM’s most glamorous event.

APM is offering a number of special table packages such as the platinum package that includes a professionally taken table photo and mount, eight bottles of wine, two bottles of champagne and an 80 word profile to go on the APM website.

View the APM infographic showing the APM Awards process step-by-step.

The finalists will be announced on Monday 25 July.

Founded in 1972, the APM is a registered charity in the UK with more than 21,000 individual and 500 corporate members.  The APM is dedicated to the development of professional project, programme and portfolio management across all sectors of industry and beyond. APM, with branches throughout the UK and in Hong Kong, is the UK national representative in the International Project Management Association (IPMA).  More information at http://www.apm.org.uk

Source: Association for Project Management

 

 

APM Conference in Manchester

 

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One day project management event scheduled for 8 December in Northern England

10 July 2016 – London, UK – The Association for Project Management (APM) in UK has announced that it is bringing its award-winning project management conference to Manchester with a daylong event dedicated to how we form the Northern Powerhouse. The event will take place on 8 December 2016 at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium, a venue which iconises the regeneration of the north and continues to draw in revenue and sports fans from across the world.

160710-pmwj48-apm-IMAGEThe APM Project Management Conference Manchester, which is sponsored by BAE Systems, will provide an intensive day of knowledge sharing and insights from a range of industry experts, exploring infrastructure, communication and technology projects all designed to re-vitalise traditional industrial heartlands in the north of England.

Setting the scene for the three streams of presentations by industry and political leaders will be keynote speaker and literary director of the Royal Historical Society Emma Griffin. Emma has been selected as one of BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Thinkers and is frequently seen on a variety of TV and radio programmes.

Further speakers will be announced in the near future, for more information visit the conference homepage or for group bookings contact the events team on 01844 271681.

Founded in 1972, the APM is a registered charity in the UK with more than 21,000 individual and 500 corporate members. The APM is dedicated to the development of professional project, programme and portfolio management across all sectors of industry and beyond. APM, with branches throughout the UK and in Hong Kong, is the UK national representative in the International Project Management Association (IPMA). More information at http://www.apm.org.uk/

Source: Association for Project Management

 

 

Track presentations at 10th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium to be aligned with PMI’s Talent Triangle

 

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Abstracts and speaker bios now available on symposium website

2 July 2016 – Richardson, TX, USA – Organizers of the 10th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium have announced that all track papers and presentations this year have been aligned with PMI’s Talent Triangle. The 2016 symposium will be held during 11-12 August 2016 in the Naveen Jindal School of Management on The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) campus in Richardson, Texas, USA. The theme of the 2016 conference is ‘Project Management: A Key to Business Success

160702-pmwj48-pmi-utd JINDALThe two-day symposium is organized by the Graduate Program in Project Management at UT Dallas, in cooperation with the PMI Dallas Chapter and the PM World Journal. To access conference website, click here.

Presentations each year are aimed at industries in the North Texas area, including: Healthcare, Information Systems and Technology, Telecommunications, New Product Development, Oil and Gas, Sports, and Public Projects and Programs – and topics of interest to project management professionals in those industries, including Agile, PMOs, leadership, teamwork, value creation and many others.

This year, all conference abstracts, papers and presentations are being aligned with PMI’s Talent Triangle and PMBOK knowledge areas (topics) to ensure that attendees can receive professional development units (PDUs) for PMP recertification. Attendees can receive up to 16 PDUs by attending the full two-day symposium. To read abstracts and speaker bios, click here.

The annual UT Dallas PM symposium is a traditional two-day conference, with keynote speakers each morning and to conclude the event, multiple tracks of professional presentations by both experts and practicing professionals whose abstracts and papers were accepted (through a blind peer-review process), a Thursday evening reception, networking lunches and multiple opportunities to listen to experts, meet new people and increase knowledge. The full program will be announced soon.

Early registration and group discounts are still available through July 11.

The Project Management Program at The UT Dallas provides application-oriented education for professionals with significant project, program or general management responsibilities. Established in the Executive Education Center in UT Dallas’ Naveen Jindal School of Management, students can earn a Graduate Certificate in Project Management, a Master of Science degree with an emphasis in project management, or a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with project management emphasis. UT Dallas PM program, originally developed in 1997, is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and is registered with the PMI Registered Education Provider Program (PMI R.E.P.). For more information, visit project.utdallas.edu.

The PMI Dallas Chapter is a volunteer-based professional association dedicated to supporting the growth and development of project management practitioners, as well as building awareness of the project management discipline and its critical role in business and organization success. With more than 400,000 members in over 200 countries, the Project Management Institute (PMI®) is the world’s largest membership association for project management. Founded in 1984 and with over 4,000 members, the PMI Dallas Chapter is one of PMI’s largest components. To learn more, visit http://www.pmidallas.org/

The PM World Journal (PMWJ) is a web-based monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and stories about programs, projects and project management around the world. The PMWJ is registered with the US Library of Congress (ISSN 2330-4480) and is indexed by EBSCO, the world’s largest provider of databases for corporations, libraries and schools. To read the latest edition, go to www.pmworldjournal.net.

The PMWJ is produced by PM World, which also maintains the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program and project management (P/PM). To learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.

 

Early Registration for 10th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium remains open through 11 July

 

High quality regional conference in North Texas offers low cost source of 16 PDUs for PMP recertification

15 June 2016 – Richardson, TX, USA – Early registration remains open through 11 July for the 10th Annual UT Dallas Project Management Symposium in August. The 2016 symposium will be held during 11-12 August 2016 in the Naveen Jindal School of Management on The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) campus in Richardson, Texas, USA. The theme of the 2016 conference is ‘Project Management: A Key to Business Success

150624-pmwj36-early-UTD IMAGEThe two-day symposium is sponsored by the Graduate Program in Project Management at UT Dallas, in cooperation with the PMI Dallas Chapter and the PM World Journal. To access conference website, click here.

Presentations each year are aimed at industries in the North Texas area, including: Healthcare, Information Systems and Technology, Telecommunications, New Product Development, Oil and Gas, Sports, and Public Projects and Programs – and topics of interest to project management professionals in those industries, including Agile, PMOs, leadership, teamwork, value creation and many others. Attendees can receive up to 16 PDUs by attending the full two-day symposium. To read abstracts and speaker bios, click here.

The annual UT Dallas PM symposium is a traditional two-day conference, with keynote speakers each morning and to conclude the event, multiple tracks of professional presentations by both experts and practicing professionals whose abstracts and papers were accepted (through a blind peer-review process), a Thursday evening reception, networking lunches and multiple opportunities to listen to experts, meet new people and increase knowledge. The full program including keynotes will be announced soon.

Early registration and group discounts remain available through 11 July – click here.

The Project Management Program at The UT Dallas provides application-oriented education for professionals with significant project, program or general management responsibilities. Established in the Executive Education Center in UT Dallas’ Naveen Jindal School of Management, students can earn a Graduate Certificate in Project Management, a Master of Science degree with an emphasis in project management, or a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with project management emphasis. UT Dallas PM program, originally developed in 1997, is accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and is registered with the PMI Registered Education Provider Program (PMI R.E.P.). For more information, visit project.utdallas.edu.

The PMI Dallas Chapter is a volunteer-based professional association dedicated to supporting the growth and development of project management practitioners, as well as building awareness of the project management discipline and its critical role in business and organization success. With more than 400,000 members in over 200 countries, the Project Management Institute (PMI®) is the world’s largest membership association for project management. Founded in 1984 and with over 4,000 members, the PMI Dallas Chapter is one of the world’s largest PMI components. To learn more, visit http://www.pmidallas.org/

PM World Journal (PMWJ) is a web-based monthly publication featuring dozens of articles, papers and stories about programs, projects and project management around the world. The PMWJ is registered with the US Library of Congress (ISSN 2330-4480) and is indexed by EBSCO, the world’s largest provider of databases for corporations, libraries and schools. To read the latest edition, go to http://www.pmworldjournal.net/. The PMWJ is produced by PM World, which also maintains the PM World Library (PMWL), a global resource for continuous learning in portfolio, program and project management (P/PM). To learn more, visit http://www.pmworldlibrary.net/.